Random Thoughts on a Friday.
I don’t think I have the mental capacity to write anything terribly profound and interesting today. But, I do have some random thoughts.
I’m reading Ken Miller’s “Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul. Great book. And makes me realize the whole battle between science and faith is largely a product of the Scopes Trial. Not many Christians were all that hopped about Mr. Darwin’s theory before then.
Not that I didn’t grasp it before, but I’m realizing how much damage bad theology does. If you don’t believe me, think on how much dispensational theology has influenced our Middle Eastern foreign policy. And yes, theology DOES have rules.
I’m excited about this quarter at Ohio State. There are going to be some good things happening. Check out the schedule section of this blog for more info. In addition to everything there, I’m adding some new things which will be the following:
October 29th: Participating in the Students for Free Thought “Stump a Christian Night”.
November 12: Students for Free Thought has asked me to do an “Atheist Bible Study” for them. Should be fun!
A Chaplain of Pirates has begun. I’m taking a lot of what I learn from conversations and trying to put them into the book. I may ask some of you for thoughts on certain passages. Be prepared.